Universal’s new monster-filled cinematic universe tied together by the mysterious multi-national organization, Prodigium, has an official name and an officially announced second film to follow-up the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy.
If you go see The Mummy in theaters on June 9th then you’ll notice a Dark Universe in front of the film. That’s Universal’s official new name for their classic monster cinematic universe, and none other than Danny Elfman will be composing the short music piece playing on top of the animated logo.
Previously Universal had announced an April 13th, 2018 release date for the second unannounced film in this new franchise. That date has now been pushed back to February 14th, 2019, and will be filled by Bride of Frankenstein from director Bill Condon (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake).
“I’m very excited to bring a new Bride of Frankenstein to life on screen, particularly since James Whale’s original creation is still so potent. The Bride of Frankenstein remains the most iconic female monster in film history, and that’s a testament to Whale’s masterpiece — which endures as one of the greatest movies ever made.” – Bill Condon
You won’t have long to speculate which actress might play the famous Bride of Frankenstein as she’s already been hired and an announcement is coming sooner rather than later.
Update: added Dark Universe motion logo:
Universal also released a new image featuring the stars of current and upcoming Dark Universe films. From left-to-right in the image below are Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster, Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man, and Sofia Boutella as The Mummy.